“It’s been such a good week, and this just topped it all off,” Propp said. “I got my horse, Annie, at the start of the winter. Last week, she won the Local Derby with my trainer (Brianne Goutal-Marteau), and I saw how well she performed. She didn’t seem to be scared or spooky or anything. I went in today pretty confident with her and just wanted to ride how I always do.”
Other champions were crowned in each of the rings throughout the day, including Lenir Perez of San Pedro Sula (Honduras) and Juan Rodriguez Silva’s Royalty in the Children’s 1.10m Jumper Championship. There was a tie for the Anna Klose Adult Amateur 1.10m Jumper Championship between Balou’s Boy, owned and ridden by Dana Trotter of Sagaponack, N.Y., and Marigot Bay Farm LLC’s Vindicator, ridden by Dylann Ephraimson of Short Hills, N.J.
The Grand Hunter Champion Trophy was awarded to Marnell Sport Horses’ Casino Cash, ridden by Ariana Marnell of Las Vegas, Nev., for earning the most points in any hunter division. Marnell was also named the Best Junior Rider on a Horse and earned the Kathy Scholl Perpetual Trophy. The hunter judges voted Scott Stewart of Wellington, Fla., the Leading Hunter Rider, and Stewart took home the Charlie Weaver Memorial Trophy for the ninth time, this being his seventh consecutive year. Alexander Alston of New Albany, Ohio, received the Gordon Wright Cup as this year’s Leading Junior Equitation Rider.